Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 11 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 22,495 24,436 28,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.86% 15.01% 15.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.15% 49.15% 49.43%
Number of salaries quoted 19,574 21,960 25,653
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,872
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 49,824 49,722 57,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.70% 30.55% 30.51%
Number of salaries quoted 40,961 42,473 49,767
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 22 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 8,218 £55,000 - 816
South East 0 4,627 £43,500 +2.35% 486
North of England -2 3,602 £40,000 - 603
Midlands +2 2,454 £40,000 - 407
North West -2 2,041 £40,000 - 340
East of England -1 1,813 £45,000 +5.88% 223
South West +1 1,751 £40,000 +2.56% 231
West Midlands +1 1,354 £40,000 - 193
Yorkshire -2 1,290 £42,500 +6.25% 213
East Midlands +3 1,097 £40,000 - 214
North East 0 271 £37,500 - 50
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 12,334 (54.83%) .NET
2 12,152 (54.02%) C#
3 11,435 (50.83%) SQL
4 8,736 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
5 8,733 (38.82%) Microsoft
6 7,758 (34.49%) ASP.NET
7 7,411 (32.95%) MVC
8 6,658 (29.60%) JavaScript
9 5,350 (23.78%) HTML
10 4,960 (22.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4,874 (21.67%) Finance
12 4,719 (20.98%) CSS
13 4,552 (20.24%) TDD
14 4,497 (19.99%) Windows
15 4,415 (19.63%) Microsoft Azure
16 4,225 (18.78%) T-SQL
17 3,876 (17.23%) Business Intelligence
18 3,855 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 3,758 (16.71%) AngularJS
20 3,670 (16.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 3,647 (16.21%) ASP.NET Web API
22 3,553 (15.79%) .NET Framework
23 3,113 (13.84%) Scrum
24 2,916 (12.96%) SQL Server 2016
25 2,832 (12.59%) jQuery
26 2,831 (12.59%) WCF
27 2,812 (12.50%) Oracle
28 2,676 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
29 2,663 (11.84%) Degree
30 2,634 (11.71%) Git (software)

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,251 (5.56%) IIS
2 1,096 (4.87%) SharePoint
3 635 (2.82%) CMS
4 580 (2.58%) MS Exchange
5 489 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 417 (1.85%) Apache
7 320 (1.42%) Tomcat
7 320 (1.42%) Umbraco
8 267 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
9 266 (1.18%) Confluence
10 265 (1.18%) WebSphere
11 220 (0.98%) WebLogic
12 218 (0.97%) JBoss
13 190 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
14 183 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
15 180 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
16 172 (0.76%) Skype for Business
17 170 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 162 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
19 155 (0.69%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1,125 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 660 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
3 116 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 92 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 70 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 32 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 27 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.076%) SPSS
9 13 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
9 13 (0.058%) InfoPath
10 12 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.031%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
12 6 (0.027%) Chatbot
12 6 (0.027%) InDesign
12 6 (0.027%) Revit
13 5 (0.022%) Fireworks
13 5 (0.022%) Stata
14 4 (0.018%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 381 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 182 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 180 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 87 (0.39%) Markit EDM
5 85 (0.38%) Elite 3E
6 64 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 60 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
8 52 (0.23%) thinkFolio
9 48 (0.21%) Eloqua
10 40 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 40 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
11 39 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
12 30 (0.13%) Magento
13 29 (0.13%) MetaTrader
14 26 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 19 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
15 19 (0.084%) SAP Business One
16 17 (0.076%) Documaker
17 15 (0.067%) Oracle EBS R12
17 15 (0.067%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 4,415 (19.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,889 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
3 814 (3.62%) Office 365
4 602 (2.68%) SaaS
5 351 (1.56%) PaaS
6 295 (1.31%) GitHub
7 284 (1.26%) IaaS
8 237 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
9 170 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 137 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
11 131 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
12 124 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
13 103 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
14 101 (0.45%) npm
15 96 (0.43%) Google Play
16 75 (0.33%) Amazon S3
17 73 (0.32%) Serverless
18 67 (0.30%) Google Analytics
19 66 (0.29%) NuGet
20 60 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 729 (3.24%) Firewall
2 662 (2.94%) DNS
3 602 (2.68%) Internet
4 578 (2.57%) SAN
5 502 (2.23%) TCP/IP
6 386 (1.72%) DHCP
7 385 (1.71%) WAN
8 345 (1.53%) LAN
9 278 (1.24%) VPN
10 237 (1.05%) HTTP
11 186 (0.83%) NAS
12 185 (0.82%) Network Security
13 158 (0.70%) VoIP
14 157 (0.70%) Skype
15 153 (0.68%) SSL
16 150 (0.67%) VLAN
17 125 (0.56%) SMS
18 122 (0.54%) Intranet
19 90 (0.40%) Broadband
20 88 (0.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,855 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3,670 (16.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,916 (12.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 2,439 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
5 2,258 (10.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,719 (7.64%) NoSQL
7 1,547 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 1,504 (6.69%) Relational Database
9 1,398 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 1,390 (6.18%) MySQL
11 1,379 (6.13%) Power BI
12 1,249 (5.55%) SQL Server 2014
13 1,035 (4.60%) MongoDB
14 697 (3.10%) Oracle Database
15 633 (2.81%) RDBMS
16 603 (2.68%) Big Data
17 495 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
18 372 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 370 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
20 356 (1.58%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2,634 (11.71%) Git (software)
2 1,863 (8.28%) Visual Studio
3 1,596 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 842 (3.74%) NUnit
5 819 (3.64%) JIRA
6 683 (3.04%) TeamCity
7 575 (2.56%) Subversion
8 573 (2.55%) Jenkins
9 498 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
10 458 (2.04%) Selenium
11 346 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 344 (1.53%) Rhino Mocks
13 330 (1.47%) Moq
14 300 (1.33%) MSTest
15 288 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
16 212 (0.94%) Bitbucket
17 179 (0.80%) SpecFlow
18 159 (0.71%) Maven
19 147 (0.65%) JUnit
19 147 (0.65%) ReSharper
General
1 4,874 (21.67%) Finance
2 1,116 (4.96%) Advertising
3 1,092 (4.85%) Retail
4 1,000 (4.45%) Banking
5 906 (4.03%) Marketing
6 721 (3.21%) Games
7 364 (1.62%) Legal
8 316 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 307 (1.36%) Front Office
10 306 (1.36%) Telecoms
11 273 (1.21%) Investment Banking
12 241 (1.07%) Law
13 175 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 168 (0.75%) Back Office
15 155 (0.69%) Automotive
16 145 (0.64%) Music Industry
17 112 (0.50%) Electronics
18 101 (0.45%) Publishing
19 81 (0.36%) German Language
20 73 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 13,428 (59.69%) Developer
2 6,993 (31.09%) .NET Developer
3 4,739 (21.07%) C# Developer
4 3,228 (14.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 2,232 (9.92%) Analyst
6 2,034 (9.04%) SQL Developer
7 1,921 (8.54%) Software Developer
8 1,760 (7.82%) Senior Developer
9 1,559 (6.93%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1,404 (6.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1,298 (5.77%) DBA
12 1,179 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 1,125 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 1,113 (4.95%) .NET Software Developer
15 1,066 (4.74%) C# Software Developer
16 1,001 (4.45%) SQL DBA
17 817 (3.63%) Architect
17 817 (3.63%) Senior .NET Developer
18 816 (3.63%) Junior
19 762 (3.39%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12,334 (54.83%) .NET
2 7,758 (34.49%) ASP.NET
3 5,350 (23.78%) HTML
4 4,960 (22.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4,719 (20.98%) CSS
6 3,758 (16.71%) AngularJS
7 3,647 (16.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3,553 (15.79%) .NET Framework
9 2,832 (12.59%) jQuery
10 2,831 (12.59%) WCF
11 2,434 (10.82%) Web Services
12 2,327 (10.34%) RESTful
13 2,281 (10.14%) Entity Framework
14 2,166 (9.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 1,784 (7.93%) HTML5
16 1,625 (7.22%) WPF
17 1,607 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 1,546 (6.87%) XML
19 1,518 (6.75%) Node.js
20 1,137 (5.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1,745 (7.76%) Greenfield Project
2 1,740 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 1,489 (6.62%) Computer Science
4 892 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
5 719 (3.20%) Fintech
6 669 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
7 616 (2.74%) Management Information System
7 616 (2.74%) User Experience
8 493 (2.19%) Replication
9 484 (2.15%) Mobile App
10 467 (2.08%) Clustering
11 343 (1.52%) Data Centre
12 284 (1.26%) Hedge funds
13 256 (1.14%) Data Structures
14 207 (0.92%) Equities
15 203 (0.90%) Client/Server
16 184 (0.82%) Algorithms
17 181 (0.80%) Tandem
18 170 (0.76%) Derivative
19 163 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4,497 (19.99%) Windows
2 1,926 (8.56%) Windows Server
3 1,608 (7.15%) Linux
4 750 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 648 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 616 (2.74%) Unix
7 391 (1.74%) Android
8 271 (1.20%) Windows 7
9 251 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 251 (1.12%) Windows 10
10 220 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 175 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 139 (0.62%) Solaris
13 135 (0.60%) CentOS
14 95 (0.42%) Ubuntu
15 94 (0.42%) Windows 8
16 79 (0.35%) AIX
17 60 (0.27%) Mac OS X
18 58 (0.26%) VMS
19 52 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,736 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
2 7,411 (32.95%) MVC
3 4,552 (20.24%) TDD
4 3,876 (17.23%) Business Intelligence
5 3,113 (13.84%) Scrum
6 2,676 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
7 2,611 (11.61%) BDD
8 2,453 (10.90%) Web Application Development
9 2,168 (9.64%) OO
10 1,937 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
11 1,933 (8.59%) ETL
12 1,884 (8.38%) Web Development
13 1,775 (7.89%) Software Engineering
14 1,493 (6.64%) SDLC
15 1,379 (6.13%) Analytics
16 1,322 (5.88%) ITIL
17 1,298 (5.77%) Test Automation
18 1,247 (5.54%) DevOps
19 1,246 (5.54%) Unit Testing
20 1,166 (5.18%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 12,152 (54.02%) C#
2 11,435 (50.83%) SQL
3 6,658 (29.60%) JavaScript
4 4,225 (18.78%) T-SQL
5 1,839 (8.18%) Java
6 1,636 (7.27%) PowerShell
7 1,169 (5.20%) Ruby
8 1,085 (4.82%) VB.NET
9 1,024 (4.55%) Python
10 696 (3.09%) VB
11 618 (2.75%) PHP
12 564 (2.51%) VBA
13 517 (2.30%) C++
14 484 (2.15%) TypeScript
15 409 (1.82%) PL/SQL
16 336 (1.49%) C
17 322 (1.43%) Perl
18 286 (1.27%) Bash Shell
19 222 (0.99%) R
20 209 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2,663 (11.84%) Degree
2 926 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 664 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 422 (1.88%) MCSE
5 378 (1.68%) Security Cleared
6 231 (1.03%) MCSA
7 183 (0.81%) SC Cleared
8 169 (0.75%) MCP
9 156 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 142 (0.63%) ISEB
11 137 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
12 119 (0.53%) CCNA
13 116 (0.52%) ISTQB
14 102 (0.45%) MCITP
15 74 (0.33%) MCPD
16 65 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
16 65 (0.29%) SAFe Agilist
17 62 (0.28%) MCSD
18 58 (0.26%) Master's Degree
19 56 (0.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 870 (3.87%) QA
2 436 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 351 (1.56%) SLA
4 174 (0.77%) GDPR
5 142 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 77 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 41 (0.18%) COBIT
7 41 (0.18%) GCP
8 31 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 30 (0.13%) PMO
10 24 (0.11%) MiFID
11 17 (0.076%) Solvency II
12 12 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials
12 12 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 11 (0.049%) EMIR
14 9 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.040%) SEPA
15 8 (0.036%) GAMP
15 8 (0.036%) IFRS
15 8 (0.036%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,639 (7.29%) Active Directory
2 848 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 740 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 505 (2.24%) Docker
5 233 (1.04%) vSphere
6 202 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 165 (0.73%) XenApp
8 121 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
9 87 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
10 86 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 81 (0.36%) HDFS
12 59 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
13 50 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 48 (0.21%) XenServer
15 45 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
16 41 (0.18%) Terminal Services
17 35 (0.16%) VMware NSX
18 32 (0.14%) BitLocker
19 28 (0.12%) Firmware
20 25 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 424 (1.88%) SCCM
2 348 (1.55%) Puppet
3 269 (1.20%) Ansible
4 266 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 224 (1.00%) Kibana
6 197 (0.88%) SCOM
7 181 (0.80%) Kubernetes
8 121 (0.54%) WSUS
9 120 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
10 113 (0.50%) Terraform
11 108 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 90 (0.40%) Nagios
13 89 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
14 75 (0.33%) Backup Exec
15 63 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 63 (0.28%) SCVMM
16 62 (0.28%) vCenter Server
17 57 (0.25%) Perfmon
18 50 (0.22%) logstash
19 48 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 8,733 (38.82%) Microsoft
2 2,812 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1,299 (5.77%) VMware
4 730 (3.25%) Tableau
5 652 (2.90%) Google
6 523 (2.32%) Cisco
7 492 (2.19%) Citrix
8 470 (2.09%) SAP
9 361 (1.60%) Facebook
10 305 (1.36%) Xamarin
11 290 (1.29%) HP
12 264 (1.17%) Red Hat
13 258 (1.15%) Sitecore
14 245 (1.09%) IBM
15 224 (1.00%) Capita
16 208 (0.92%) Cognos
17 179 (0.80%) Sybase
18 167 (0.74%) Twitter
19 164 (0.73%) Veeam
20 155 (0.69%) Salesforce.com